Crackdown

  • China threatens closure of mobile news apps amid Internet crackdown 30-09-2013 06:16 PM

    Beijing: China on Monday launched a crackdown on several mobile news applications that provide news information services without approval from government regulators, threatening to shut down those who refuse to "rectify". The ruling follows a government campaign to curb "online rumours", as the government tries to rein in social media....
  • Turkish agency says journalist detained in Egypt 20-08-2013 10:01 PM

    Ankara: Egyptian security forces on Tuesday detained a Sudanese journalist working for a Turkish news agency and seized his cameras and other equipment, an agency official said. The Ihlas News Agency said its Cairo bureau chief, Tahir Osman Hamde, was detained at a hotel room overlooking Cairo's Tahrir Square, which...
  • Muslim Brotherhood calls rallies across Egypt after a day of bloodshed 17-08-2013 06:13 AM

    The Muslim Brotherhood defiantly called for a week of protests across Egypt starting on Saturday, a day after more than 100 people died in clashes between Islamists and the security forces that pushed the country ever closer to anarchy. Undeterred by the bloodshed in which about 700 have been killed...
  • 80 killed across Egypt in fresh clashes between security forces and Morsi supporters 17-08-2013 01:12 AM

    Cairo: At least 80 people were killed in Egypt on Friday in fresh clashes between security forces and ousted President Mohamed Morsi's supporters, who took to the streets after Friday prayers to protest the killing of over 600 in a crackdown by the military-backed government. Defying Interior Ministry's warning that...
  • Egypt's Friday of rage turns violent, 50 protesters killed 16-08-2013 09:26 PM

    Cairo: Muslim Brotherhood protests plunged into violence across Egypt on Friday, with about 50 killed in Cairo alone on a "Day of Rage" called by Islamist followers of ousted President Mohammed Morsi to denounce a police crackdown. Automatic gunfire echoed across Cairo and black smoke billowed from the capital's huge...
  • India asks all sides in Egypt to abjure violence 16-08-2013 08:48 PM

    New Delhi: Expressing concern, India on Friday asked all sides in Egypt to abjure violence, exercise maximum restraint and engage in an earnest dialogue to restore peace in the backdrop of brutal crackdown on supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi that has killed over 650 people. We have been following...
  • Egypt allows police use of deadly force 15-08-2013 11:43 PM

    Cairo: Egyptian authorities on Thursday authorised police to use deadly force to protect themselves and key state institutions from attacks, after supporters of the deposed Islamist president torched two local government buildings near the capital. The Interior Ministry, which is in charge of national security, said in a statement that...
  • China: Police bust million-dollar rat meat ring 03-05-2013 02:22 PM

    Beijing: Chinese police have broken a crime ring that passed off more than $1 million in rat and small mammal meat as mutton, authorities said, in a food safety crackdown that coincides with a bird flu outbreak and other environmental pressures. Authorities have arrested 904 suspects since the end of...
  • Protests over student's death cut across party lines: Priyanka Gupta 04-04-2013 07:06 PM

    Student activist Sudipto Gupta died in a police crackdown on a students' protest in Kolkata. The incident has seen thousands of people pour into the streets of Kolkata. The West Bengal government has been, till now, non-committal about a proper probe into the incident. To what extent will this incident...
  • SFI activist's death: Partial shutdown in Kolkata 04-04-2013 01:57 PM

    Kolkata: Kolkata is mourning the death of Students Federation of India activist Sudipto Gupta due to alleged police brutality. There was a partial shutdown in the city on Thursday after the bandh called by the SFI. Since Thursday morning, there were roadblocks in various places across the city. A Congress...
  • Mamata vs left: Is West Bengal caught in a cycle of endless political violence? 03-04-2013 11:59 PM

    There have been massive protests over the death of 23-year-old Students Federation of India activist Sudipto Gupta in Kolkata. Not just in Kolkata, protests are also being staged in Chennai by SFI activists. The Mamata Banerjee government in West Bengal has also come under attack from the protesters as well...
  • Stop This Shame: Youth debate move after police crackdown 23-12-2012 11:16 PM

    The MoS for Home apologised to the protesters for the police action but added that anti-social elements were trying to indulge in violence. ...
  • Gruesome video raises concerns about Syria rebels 03-11-2012 02:53 AM

    Beirut: A video that appears to show a unit of Syrian rebels kicking terrified, captured soldiers and then executing them with machine guns raised concerns Friday about rebel brutality at a time when the United States is making its strongest push yet to forge an opposition movement it can work...
  • Strike in Syria targets economy, Assad's backers 13-12-2011 01:29 AM

    Beirut: Syrians closed their businesses and kept children home from school on Monday as part of a general strike, a powerful show of civil disobedience to pressure President Bashar Assad to end his 9-month-old crackdown on a popular uprising. The open-ended strike takes direct aim at the country's already ailing...
  • The crackdown in Syria can get bloodier: Reports 12-12-2011 07:58 AM

    Reports say the Assad regime has threatened protesters in the city of Homs with bombardment if remain defiant. ...
  • Assad warns against Western military action 30-10-2011 03:37 PM

    London: Syria's embattled President Bashar al-Assad has warned that Western military action against his country could cause an 'earthquake' that could create 'another Afghanistan' and burn the whole of the Middle East. His warning came hours after UN chief Ban Ki-moon asked Syria to 'immediately' end attacks on civilians, saying...
  • Syria: Assad warns of 'quake' if West intervenes 30-10-2011 07:50 AM

    Beirut: Western powers risk causing an earthquake across the Middle East if they intervene in Syria, President Bashar al-Assad said, after protesters called for foreign protection from a crackdown in which 3,000 people have been killed. Assad's warning came ahead of Syrian government talks on Sunday with the Arab League...
  • Syria: clashes kill 31, EU hails opposition body 11-10-2011 03:39 AM

    Beirut: At least 31 people were killed across Syria in the latest wave of violence, notably clashes between gunmen believed to be army deserters and troops loyal to President Bashar al-Assad, a Syrian activist group said on Monday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Sunday's death toll included 17...
  • Syria warn countries not to recognize opposition 09-10-2011 10:28 PM

    Beirut: Syria's foreign minister warned the international community on Sunday not to recognize a new umbrella council formed by the opposition, threatening "tough measures" against any country that does so. Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem did not specify what measures Damascus might take. But he went on to say that countries...